21 Things to do at Jordan Wine Estate when the Lock-Down Ends! [Part 2]

We’ve made it to the second Friday of lockdown and for those working from home, does every day feel like Friday or are you looking forward to the weekend?

Now is the time to pour yourself a glass of your favourite Jordan wine, have some ‘me-time’ and make plans for when lockdown comes to an end. And we have a couple of fabulous ideas for you!

P.S.: You can view part 1 here!

#12 Pop the Question at Jordan Wine Estate

Being in lockdown with your girlfriend or boyfriend is a great way to really get to know each other!

And if you have spent this lockdown without each other and you don’t want to spend another second apart… then why wait any longer to seal the deal after the lockdown?

At Jordan they have various proposal packages to help make this an unforgettable experience, whether it be a trip up into the vineyards, a private proposal in our Underground Cellar or just finding a beautiful space to ask your person, to be your forever person!

Have an idea you want us to fulfil?

Jordan Wine Estate love to hear your ideas and suggestions on what will make this one of the best days of both your lives. Contact Melanie at events@jordanwines.com and they can start planning your special day!

Photos courtesy of Jilda G photography.

#13 Winter Get-away at Jordan Wine Estate

We are down to single digits with just 9 days to go!  But that also means another 9 more days left of home cooking and dishes!

Once the lockdown is over why not take a break from home and spend a few days in the Jordan Luxury Suites.

Besides the luxurious rooms, knock-out views, open spaces and fresh air, the next best thing about staying at the Jordan Luxury Suites is that you do not need to make your own food! Take a short walk down to the iconic Jordan Restaurant with Chef George Jardine and enjoy your dinner with a view.

BONUS: you won't need to do the dishes...

Booking is essential. For reservations at The Restaurant please contact restaurant@jordanwines.com or telephone 021 881 3612, and book your suite here https://bit.ly/2w7fvjL

#14 Wildlife at Jordan Wine Estate

Only 8 days left of lockdown and if we haven’t convinced you to come and visit Jordan Wine Estate, their animal friends will!

At Jordan, they believe in holistic farming and we have a wide range of wild animals who coexist with their farming habits.

The most famous animal would be the Cape Dwarf Chameleon. Chameleons are remarkable creatures, known mostly for their uncanny ability to adopt an entirely different hue within a matter of seconds.  The Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum) is one of 15 currently identified dwarf chameleons that are endemic to South Africa. This specific species is found only in a limited section of the Western Cape, around Cape Town, the Boland, and the mountainous coastline as far as Agulhas.

They also have a family of Cape Foxes living in the vineyards. If you are lucky enough you can spot them playing in the early mornings and late evenings!

You can also sit on The Bakery’s deck and view a wide range of birds, from colourful hummingbirds, buzzards, cranes, or even a South African Fish Eagle patrolling his territory.

We promise that every visit to Jordan will be an unforgettable experience and will show, time and time again, why they are so Unique by Nature’s Design!

#15 Home-made Jam and Preserves at The Bakery at Jordan

With the nation-wide lockdown just having been extended for another two weeks, we are sure you have worked through your homemade jam and preserve stash, but don’t worry as The Bakery at Jordan has you covered!

The Bakery will be open as soon as lockdown ends at the end of April, fully stocked with all your favourite goods. Choose between our spiced apple chutney, Long Fuse Chili sauce, our famous Black Magic onion marmalade and much much more!

The bakery sells freshly baked breads and pastries, savoury quiches, jams and preserves and more.

Whilst you are stocking up your cupboards, why not stay for a delicious lunch paired with one of our wines?

The Bakery at Jordan will be open in these times:
Monday to Sunday: Breakfast: 08:00 – 11:00
Cheese & charcuterie platters available every day from: 11:00 – 16:00
Monday to Sunday: A’la carte lunch: 12:30 – 15:00

To book a table | https://bit.ly/3dHpahO

#16 Host your next conference at Jordan Wine Estate

Did you know that Jordan has a conference centre?

Working from home and social distancing has changed the way in which we work. When the time comes, for us to all integrate Jordan have the perfect venue for you.

The Chameleon Conference Centre is ideal for small casual conferences, seminars, team-building sessions and workshops.  Set at the top of the Stellenbosch Kloof Road, the estate offers tranquillity and a place to escape the hum drum of the world to concentrate on the task at hand.

Whether it be an annual AGM, a training, presentation or meeting, our conference room is flexible to accommodate all formats.  They can seat up to 40 delegates comfortably and can be set up in a classroom style, U-shape, boardroom style and theatre styles.

Enjoy the freshly baked fare of The Bakery at Jordan, who cater the breakfast, teas and a two-course lunch on The Bakery deck overlooking the Stellenbosch valley.  Why not add a wine tasting or cellar tour to the end of the conference?

Don’t forget to enquire about accommodation in the Jordan Luxury Suites, which can sleep up to 30 people sharing or 15 delegates in their own suite.

For more information on or queries about our Conference Centre, contact Melanie Melvill on events@jordanwines.com

#17 Enjoy delicious platters at Jordan Wine Estate

Did you know that The Bakery at Jordan has two different delicious platters available to share?

There is no better way to spend the afternoon than with good friends, good wine and good food!  Make sure to book a table on the deck after the lockdown ends and catch up with your nearest and dearest.

Choose between the amazing cheese platter which has locally sourced hard & soft cheese or try a mixed platter with a selection of local cheese AND biltong & Italian charcuterie. All platters are served with a selection of homemade preserves, Jordan Estate grown olives (pickled with Kathy Jordan’s secret recipe) & freshly baked wood fired breads.

Once lockdown ends and the Bakery is open to the public where platters will be available from 11:00 – 16:00 daily. Book your table here www.thebakery.co.za

#18 Join Jordan Wine Estate on an exciting Cellar Tour

We’ve been given extra time to think about what we want to do after lockdown. Now is the time to plan and prepare your ‘out of lockdown’ bucket list.  Why not add a tour of the Jordan cellar to your list?

The cellar is pure Jordan. An elegant, yet bold fusion of Old and New World architectural ideas. State-of-the-art, practical and functional, the high-tech elements blend easily with the forces of nature. The cellar is designed around a gravity flow system using natural cooling through recessing the cellar into the slope of the mountain.

Enjoy a guided tour to experience the activities of the cellar and hopefully get a sneak peak of the winemakers in action!  Learn all about the winemaking process and what special techniques the Jordan cellar team use to consistently produce world-class wines, year after year.

If you feel like getting a head start on this, book here: https://bit.ly/2ykrDi5

#19 Enjoy a Short ‘n Sweet tasting at Jordan Wine Estate

Why not try 3 wines from our Estate range in our Short ‘n Sweet tasting?

Perfect for a quick tasting before a lunch booking or if you want to taste just a few wines to make a final purchasing decision.

There is no better way to celebrate the end of lockdown than with a wine tasting on the terrace or in the NEW tasting room, with spectacular views overlooking the valley.

One of their wine tasting ambassador can guide you through your chosen selection and explain why Jordan is so unique by nature’s design.

Book your tasting here https://bit.ly/3aTSpfL

#20 Explore Nature with Jordan Wine estate

If you are still looking for a reason to visit Jordan after lockdown there is no bigger reason than nature herself.

Did you know that Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 and that the estate has a history going back over 300 years?

Jordan is incredibly unique. We are one of the only estates that has every aspect… North, South, East and West facing vineyards and also lying at differing altitudes from 160 to 410 meters above sea level this enables us to excel in many different varietals.

As we say: Unique by nature’s design!

Make the trip up the Stellenbosch Kloof Road to see what they are all about!

Visit us on the estate to learn more about our incredible terroir: https://bit.ly/3e6xcBh

Written by Marvin

Founder of FoodBlogSA Media. B.Bus.Sc. - Marketing; M.Bus.Sc- Tourism. A career in destination marketing was calling but then my passion for food took over. Welcome to our restaurant marketing platform.

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